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2017년 3월 26일

Hye-ja Moon’s Art of Drawing –The display of a dancing girl

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*Hye-ja Moon’s Art of Drawing –The display of a dancing girl

*The display of a dancing girl has two significant meanings in form and content.  First, in content, the display of a dancing girl goes along with each theme of a work which follows that of the music.  Then, I place three dancing girls, one on each vertex of a triangle on the canvas. It takes a role of breaking the mold of the rectangular frame of a canvas.

*As the element of a dancing girl has a significant role and meaning in the work, I pay heed not to lose the first purple drawing of the dancers and its tension and for them to float along the weightless space even when lots of stories are colorfully painted around them.

*I respect my first brush work.  When I draw the dancers, I finish the drawing in no time at all from head to toe with one brushstroke counting on my own.  I keep the first drawing without correcting or rubbing out a mistake even the figures are drawn somewhat clumsy once in a while.  That is the consistent point which I push in the work of art.  If the drawing is corrected or re-painted, the speed and tension of the first drawing would slow or melt.  It doesn’t fit for the expression of music and lacks energy.

*Such confidence on the first brushwork would come from my old habits while I was a sculptor.  In those days, I chanted “the confidence in uncertainty “slogan sculpting logs.  In case of wood sculpting, once carving out of a log one cannot put the left-over back to the log. Moreover, I should cherish or abandon it when I come across a knot in the log through the spontaneous re-construction of the work. I am always confident of my deed and need wisdom and will to improvised response even in the time of unexpected moments.

*I believe music offers energy to life.  In a concert, musical players make their audience indulge into their music through the passionate players’ tension and composure, and joy and sorrow.  In order to represent the energy that such music offers on a canvas, I try to frankly paint the tension, passion, inexorable speed, and hesitancy through the display of dancing girls.  In recent days, I work with a new pair of reading glasses on as I want to paint more various expressions like being clunky to acute.

*Finally, in addition to the two meanings mentioned first, the figures of dancing girls in all the works of mine, as dissonances in the contemporary music, are the elements of waking the feeling up which sleeps in us by looming up in the work.

*Artist Hye-ja Moon, 1 October, 2011

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  • Admin
    7월 26일

    *My eyes capture the flashy light that goes across in a still and gravity-free silence. And I remember all the traces of the light, and take each particle of it to the canvas, as if ksana(the very short moment of time in Buddhism) is eternal. Could viewers understand this work? I hope every brush stroke of mine will catch the sight of the viewer. My last challenge is on. As Mattisee filled his works with passionate colors, I fill my lights in the canvas with bright colors. Also, I try to portray the instant light that I experienced with only dots, lines, faces and colors of the basic elements of painting just like Mondrian did. Without my knowledge, my hand releases the brush when my eyes are restored to serenity facing the captured moment on the canvas.
  • Admin
    1월 1일

    The intense light source disturbed the natural harmony with the rays… What should I do? … I hesitated for a second when I emptied the light source off the center of the paintings. After all, I made a right decision. I continued a new change in the light series. I am proud of myself in a plastic way of expressing lights without describing the intense light source. In the meantime, I think I am blessed about coming across the philosophy of off-loading. The shiniest moment flies away with a flash, but calm emptiness stays much longer and brings more… 12/26 2018 Hye Ja Moon
  • Admin
    2018년 11월 1일

    Hyeja Moon, Artist’s Note 2018. Oct. 26 Offloading is making room for something new. I, offloading the intense light source, leave the center and fill it with my gaze, my imagination, and my pleasure for a long time. I leave the center without description unlike painting the surrounding lays of light painstakingly. The unoccupied room embraces the world of imagination. And isn’t the space the light itself! Because the empty space is going to be filled with various imagination of the world.